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Don Bell - "DeHavilland Dragon Rapide - Bank and Climb"

"DeHavilland Dragon Rapide - Bank and Climb"

DeHavilland Dragon Rapide - Bank and Climb
Oil on Canvas, US$ 211

DeHavilland Dragon Rapide - Bank and Climb

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Oil on Canvas

W: 605mm x H: 455mm x D: 15mm
W: 24" x H: 18" x D: 1"

Approx. Weight: 0.2kg

This work is unframed


US$ 211 SOLD


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About "DeHavilland Dragon Rapide - Bank and Climb"

DeHavilland Dragon Rapide. de Havilland Dragon Rapide 5H-AAN in a climbing turn over the Indian Ocean near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, late in the afternoon of 16th December 1974. The pilot and owner, John English had recently purchased the aircraft from the Seychelles and together with his wife Mandy, had flown it back to their private airstrip at Progress, near Port Elizabeth. The potentially hazardous long trip across the Indian Ocean and down the east coast of Africa was completed by virtue of 45 gallon drums of fuel replacing the seats, which Mandy had to manage to keep the fuel flowing whilst also keeping the aircrafts centre of gravity within limits. The seats and numerous other spares followed by ship.
Altough built for the RAF in 1945 this aircraft went into storage before moving to East Africa in 1947. It first flew with East African Airways Corporation before operating with the Seychelles-Kilamanjaro Air Transport as 5H-AAN in 1964. Passing through a number of East African owners and countries, including Air Mahe in 1973 as African Queen, flying services between the Seychelles and Praslin Island, the aircraft always retained its 5H-AAN registration number until after it arrived in South Africa where it is registered ZS-JGV. The airframe has recently been overhauled and recovered, currently the Gipsy Qeen engines are awaiting major overhaul before the aircraft is returned to service.

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Don Bell

I am a multi-faceted artist and illustrator, Senior Professional Architectural Technologist, former advertising exec and keen photographer. I work in oil, watercolours, charcoal, pencil, pen and mixed-media including digital art. I enjoy all types of subject matter ranging from wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, portraits - across the spectrum to architecture, contemporary art, aviation, ships, trains and still life.
My aviation works are well researched and the aircraft and locations are accurate as possible so that they provide a true historical record for others to appreciate.

I attended art classes from a young age and was privately tutored by Andre' Vancoillie, well known local artist and lecturer at the age of 16 years as well as Paul Lavender in water colours.
My appreciation to Mrs Chilcott, my high school art teacher who saw something in me and went out of her way to mentor me by giving me extra art lessons in her spare time.
I matriculated in art at the PE Technical College.

All my works are available as prints.

Price Range

US$ 56-15,801



I have participated in exhibitions at the Getaway Show Cape Town, Port Elizabeth St Georges Gallery, De Oude Kraal Luxury Guest Lodge, Grahamstown Arts Festival, Queenstown and EPSAC Port Elizabeth.

My aviation works are on display in my SAAF Museum Art Gallery in Forest Hill Port Elizabeth.


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